Following the announcement of a new national lockdown during November I have started to make enquires about areas that fall under my portfolio of responsibilities at Redditch Borough Council. I'll update this thread as more information comes to light. PARKS These will remain open as they did last time - and just like last time … Continue reading Rolling Updates on Parks & Leisure Restrictions for November 2020
I've got to admit that COVID-19 scares me, because if I catch it my chance of surviving it is around 20% for one simple reason. Obesity. Turns out it really is one of the factors that makes it a lot worse. Like a lot of other people I'm carrying extra weight - so much in … Continue reading Rubicon Leisure Reopening from 25 July 2020
I am aware this is a very sensitive issue, but I do have to correct campaigners who have incorrectly named Morton Stanley Park in Redditch on a 'hit list' for toppling of statues, which was then published by the Metro and The Sun newspapers and others. Efforts are being made to correct these sources. I … Continue reading Statement to clarify confusion regarding Morton Stanley Park
The regeneration of Redditch is an opportunity for our town to become a more positive place to live, run a business and/or raise a family. Along with the Leader of the Council, Matt Dormer, and the entire Conservative team I am passionately committed to the regeneration of our town. It's vitally important that Redditch is … Continue reading Regeneration Schemes in Redditch
I'm attending a Local Government Association training event for Councillors who have the 'Culture' brief on their councils. One of the areas we are covering is how culture can play a driving role in the regeneration of towns, so I wanted to reflect on how Redditch is placing culture at the heart of our own … Continue reading How Redditch is using Culture to drive regeneration
There's been a lot of misconception going around - some of it accidental, but some of it deliberate. Let's get to the facts of the matter and provide some more detail. As is often the case in this social media age, the accusations can be wrapped up in a single line, whereas the actual reality … Continue reading It wasn’t a dark night for Redditch; it’s a new dawn for voluntary sector funding for the many, not the few.
At last night's Redditch Borough Council Executive Committee there was a proposal put forward to close the council's One-Stop Shops and support Allpay, allowing members of the public to use more locations to pay council bills in person, giving them more choice about how and where they pay their council's bills. In any event, one-to-one … Continue reading A post regarding Redditch Borough Council One-Stop Shops
The Redditch Community Lottery is now live and I'm delighted to see that 13 local good causes have registered to benefit from this scheme. Tickets cost £1 per cause per week and frankly it's not about winning for me - it's about having a quick and easy way to support local causes with a small … Continue reading Redditch Community Lottery is now Live!
In accordance with the Councillor Community Grant Scheme Policy, I have decided to support a number of good causes across Church Hill and wider Redditch. As someone who believes in strong public scrutiny, I have also decided to publish the details of the organisations I support on behalf of you, the taxpayers of Redditch. This … Continue reading I’m publishing the details of the 13 good causes across Redditch that I’m supporting as part of the Councillor Grant Scheme
Response to Editor's Comment, Page 8, 27/09/2019 In response to this week's Editor's Comment, I just wanted to explain a couple of things and let residents judge for themselves in possession of both sides of the debate, not just the one. Actually, by having our Climate Change Panel in private we can have *more* public engagement … Continue reading My Response to Redditch Standard Editor’s Comment on RBC Climate Change Panel